Dana Falconberry has spent the last 6 weeks cabin-bound in Arkansas’ Buffalo River National Forest, but her yearly songwriting hermitage is almost over, and she is soon due to return to Austin to begin band rehearsals for a set of late February and March shows, including gigs with Califone and appearances at SF Noise Pop and the 35 Denton Fest on her way back to Austin for SXSW.
We at Antenna Farm couldn’t be happier with her new album, Leelanau. Released this last October, it has been one of our fastest physical sellers in recent history (we ran out of the initial CD pressing a few weeks ago and had to re-press!)…though really, it is no surprise.
Hailed by the likes of NPR, Spin, No Depression and many more, the album is beautiful and has a lot of heart. Perhaps Popmatters described it best: “Dana Falconberry and her musicians have created something utterly magnificent with Leelanau….An exceptional, unique take on orchestral folk that’s full of heart, beauty and nature.”
As intricate and delicate as the recordings are, Dana’s backing band has done an amazing job pulling these songs off in a live setting, and if you are on Dana’s route, be sure to check a show out. But don’t take our word for it…. check this Super-8 film of Dana and her band playing ‘Crooked River’ from the Leelanau record release show back in October, filmed by the fine folks at Austin’s Transistor 6 collective! Tour dates below the vid.
Dana Falconberry – Crooked River [live at the Scottish Rite Temple, Austin]
Dana Falconberry Feb/March Tour Dates
2.22.13 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain (supporting Good Field)
2.24.13 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush (w/ Steff Koeppen)
2.25.13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space (w/ Blackbird Raum)
2.27.13 – Modesto, CA @ Deva Cafe (w/ Rose Droll)
2.28.13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite (w/ Califone)
3.1.13 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop Festival – Cafe Du Nord (w/ Califone)
3.2.13 – Sacramento, CA @ Naked Lounge
3.5.13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
3.6.13 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive (w/ Ivan & Alyosha)
3.8.13 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory (w/ Seth Sherman)
3.9.13 – Denton, TX @ Denton 35 Fest
3.12.13 – Austin, TX @ Valhalla (Antenna Farm SXSW Showcase)
3.13 to 3.16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW